New beeswax candles glowing in the early morning....
Breakfast at the counter as I set the table for the luncheon the day before...
Chicken and Biscuits with Cream Gravy (recipe from Betty Crocker 1956 cookbook
for the chicken!). I used Marion Cunningham's Rescue Biscuits for the biscuit part.
Salad with delicious maple goats cheese, bacon, walnuts and dried cherries.
My friend brought the toppings! And another friend brought the fruit salad!
And my other friend came an hour early and helped me in the kitchen,
which was a life-saver of help!
I was about an hour I think behind on the meal; I did my best
and I know I did my best and everyone was happy
and it was really delicious...
My one friend brought 2 Russian treats, a marshmallow confection and a
wafer cookie treat!
I also had the Godiva cookies, chocolate covered ginger cookies by Walkers,
and Trader Joe's Christmas dark chocolates.
I had the salted caramel chocolate, it was really good. :)
It was a lovely luncheon and we all talked up a storm and really
enjoyed listening to each other's thoughts and stories...
My paperwhites are blooming!!! I am thrilled about that!
We had leftovers for dinner after vespers!
I have most of the dishes cleaned up now; Mr Husband helped and
we did 2 loads of dishwasher dishes and I washed almost all the ones
that need to be washed by hand.
I have a busy week ahead; still trying to pace myself;
doing my best to do so.
I woke up with the song
this is the day that the Lord have made
I will rejoice and be glad in it...
and was humming it all morning...
Sometimes I forget that we are called to be glad
May God help us all and have mercy
and bring us to Himself, our life and our Joy.